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PBS
Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
-to-moderate politician. he opposed newt gingrich's "contract with america." he supported abortion rights. he said he was to the left of ted kennedy on gay rights. >> the expectation was that romney would do very well. >> mitt romney, the republican candidate... >> i ran into someone who was not so friendly to us who said, "did you come to see your guy destroyed?" i paced in the back of faneuil hall during the entire debate. >> good evening and welcome. >> narrator: romney directly confronted edward kennedy. >> senator kennedy, my impression has been that you have followed a campaign, as soon as the primary was over, of trying to divert the voters' attention from the issues at hand, and instead making personal attacks on me which are unfounded, unfair and sleazy. >> narrator: kennedy had unleashed negative tv ads. >> romney. it's not just what he did to his workers and business that's the problem. it's what he might do to us in the senate. >> kennedy was a master politician and what he did was he used a series of filmed ads to its maximal effect. >> mitt romney says he helped creat
WETA
Nov 15, 2012 3:00am EST
pro and con. but it remains one of the most polarizing issues in america. two states-- oregon and washington-- have legalized doctor-assisted suicide, and only for the terminally ill. but around the country, people who want help dying aren't waiting for the laws to change. instead, they've gone underground. this is a journey told from the inside, far from public view. this is the hidden world of assisted suicide. >> i'm not afraid of dying. i've always believed that death is nothing to fear. it's part of living. everybody has to do it. and i want to make sure that my death is going to be my way. >> narrator: if joan foley butterstein lived in oregon or washington, an open conversation with a doctor could allow her to end her life the way she's always lived it, on her own terms. by age 18, joan had set out on her own. she was a singer and a dancer at the latin quarter in new york city. she married tom foley, her high school sweetheart, and began her life as a marine wife. nine years later, their daughter kathleen was born. life was good. but then, after 54 years of marriage, tom go
WETA
Nov 1, 2012 3:00am EDT
stake is the future of america. >> it costs us, and taxes us, too much. >> american future fund is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ryssdal: i knew right away this wasn't going to be the usual story on campaign finance. one of the first surprises was finding myself driving the dark streets of denver with attorney alan schwartz, who shared kind of a strange experience. >> it was early january of 2011, and my wife, who had just been reelected to the colorado state senate, got an e-mail from someone who claimed to have some information about a group that had sent out some attack ads against my wife. >> ryssdal: the guy said he had some documents, and a week later... >> i heard from this individual again. still not identifying himself, but telling me that if i wanted to see the documents, then i needed to get them that day. >> ryssdal: had to be that day. >> had to be that day. >> ryssdal: schwartz agreed to meet the guy who said the documents were stashed in a safe house that he would take him to. >> i didn't know where were going. for the half-hour that we drove fr
PBS
Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
>> in america today, child poverty has reached record levels, with over 16 million children now affected. >> to us, it's just how we live. you don't get to make choices in how you live. >> one in 13 americans is now unemployed, and many children are growing up with little hope for their future. >> i'm surprised by how things can change so fast. you can go from doing okay to going hungry and on the verge of being homeless again. >> and we're going to start with numbers one through 20. >> food banks struggle to keep up with demand, and homeless shelters have long waiting lists, as even middle-income families sometimes lose their homes with just a few days' notice. >> if the tv can fit in your school bag, you can take it. if it didn't fit, you couldn't take it. >> we asked these children wht a life being poor in america really looks like, through their eyes. >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontliis provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur f
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 9:00pm PST
meetings, who brings the skeptics to their feet every time. >> god bless america. >> hockenberry: republican congressman james sensenbrenner of wisconsin, vice chairman of the use science committee. >> paul krugman accused my colleagues and me of treason against the planet. (laughter) >> hockenberry: there's chris horner from the competitive enterprise institute... >> ...economic salvation. this is our way out. >> hkenbry: d jas taylor, senior fellow at the heartland institute, organizer of this gathering. >> the debate indeed is over. in the years prior to 2007, the 2008 elections, we actually heard from many folks that we should tone it down on global warming, we should not talk about the issue, because the court of public opinion had already decided and we were on the losing end. but we believe that if we present the case to the american people and it resonates, if they get it, then that's going to work its way up the political stepladder. >> hockenberry: you've really changed the game on global warming. >> oh, i certainly hope so. >> hockenberry: these political messengers re
PBS
Nov 22, 2012 9:00pm PST
mother's family were killed. and she came to america in time for the depression, so it was not an easy life at all. my mother was an entrepreneur. she took in sewing during the depression because she found being on relief humiliating. she built this business from scratch. 1951, my mother opened up a store called chic corsetry by geffen. and outside, there was a sign that said, "try on the bras that make you look smaller and younger." and i remember telling my mother that she had it all wrong, that girls wanted to look bigger and older. uh, but... not her customers. she was very progressive. she wore pants at a time when women didn't wear pants. she had a picture of eleanor roosevelt in the house all the time, i thought she was a relative of ours. she certainly ran her own race. david told me he was a little boy and he had saved $17 to buy a radio. and he'd saved and saved and saved, and finally he had the $17. and he said to his mother, "today i'm going to buy my radio, i have the $17." and she said, "well, go ahead. now, if you buy the radio, you won't have the $17 anymore. but if you
Search Results 0 to 15 of about 16 (some duplicates have been removed)